AMAZING and simple recipe for all your LCHF needs :)
- Bacon (I used about 14 pieces for the weave and 3-4 pieces for inside the log)
- Ground sausage (use about 0.8 lbs)
- Sliced cheddar cheese (I used about 4 slices, but shredded is ok too!)
- BBQ rub
- Sugar-free BBQ sauce (I used G Hughes Sugar-free Maple Brown - the sweetness was an excellent addition!)
- Preheat oven to 250, 300, or 350°* (see cooking note below)
- Make a bacon weave! Mine ended up being about 7 x 7 slices
- Cook the remaining bacon slices and crumble into small pieces
- Shape the ground sausage into a square slightly smaller than the bacon weave. Make sure it isn't too thick! I didn't use a whole pound because I wanted more even layers
- Add a layer of rub + BBQ sauce on top of the sausage
- Lay down the cheddar cheese
- Add more rub + BBQ sauce
- Sprinkle on the crumbled bacon
- Roll everything sausage layer and above into a log (leave the bacon flat), tighten up, and make sure the sausage seals it into a coherent log
- Roll the bacon weave around the sausage log
- Coat the entire log with BBQ sauce (also re-coat when you have ~15-20 minutes of cook time left!)
- *if you've got the time, I recommend cooking at 200° for 2.5-3 hours, but you can also do 300° for 2 hours or 350° for 1-1.5 hours. Whichever you choose, make sure the log reaches and internal temperature of 160° F.
- Cut and enjoy!!
Here are the macros for about 1/12's of the log:
Carbs: <1 g
Fat: 20 g
Protein: 11 g
I've been trying out fathead dough for months, and it always seems to fall short when I'm craving bread. Soooooo I tinkered with it a bit (aka beat the egg whites), added buttloads of spices, and here's what I came up with:
-3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 egg, separated
- Spices of your choice (I used oregano, basil, salt, and garlic powder)
Instructions: The most important thing is to have all the ingredients prepared before melting the cheese. The steps following the cheese melt have to occur quickly to make sure the batter comes together properly.
- Preheat oven to 325° F
- Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat the egg white until stiff peaks form; set aside
- Combine the almond flour and all the spices
- Melt mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds
- Add almond flour and egg yolk to the melted cheese until fully combined
- Fold in the eggs whites
- Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is browned
I love cookies. These are pretty good. You don't need my life story. Here's the recipe:
For the cookies....
2.5 cups almond flour
0.5 cups oat fiber
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp All Spice
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup Swerve (erythritol)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
For the frosting...
Confectioners Swerve (powdered erythritol)
Sift together the almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder, nutmeg, and All Spice. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, erythritol, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the almond milk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 45 mn.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out the dough on a surface lightly floured (I used oat fiber for this) until approximately 1/8 in thick. Cut into desired shapes. Transfer to baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes. Immediately transfer to fridge or freezer to prevent erythritol crystalization. Allow cookies to fully cool before frosting.
Mix the confectioners Swerve with water until you get the desired consistency for frosting. Add food coloring as desired, frost cookies, and enjoy!
FYI, the cookie that says, "Die!!" on it is for my brother. He's a Grinch and doesn't let us listen to holiday music around the house :/
Recipe makes about 40 cookies with the following nutritional information:
Fat: 6 g
Carbs: 2.4 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Net Carbs: 0.8 g
Protein: 1.7 g
One of the hardest things to give up when eating low-carb is PASTA. It's just so frickin' good. I could eat noodles everyday. No, noodle sandwiches. No, sandwiches with noodles and potato chips in them. Ya...that's the stuff....
Sadly, that doesn't exactly work with staying healthy :(
I had a friend visit from LA a couple of weeks ago and he said that he had heard of a recipe for low-carb noodles with just eggs and cream cheese. 3 test batches later, we came up with the following ratio:
6 tbsp (about 3.5 oz) cream cheese, softened
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pour out into a thing layer on a cookie sheet in a pan (I made the mistake of making it too thick at first, so make sure you're barely covering the bottom of the pan!). Bake for 8-12 minutes until completely solid. Let cool and slice into desired thickness.
This recipe contains about 4 servings with the following nutritional information:
12 g fat
1.5 g carbs
7.5 g protein
We also came up with a recipe for Alfredo sauce:
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of nutmeg
Combine the mascarpone, Parmesan, and butter in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted. Beat in the cream and nutmeg, then add the lemon juice. Serve with the pasta of your choice!
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